HomeBlogItems filtered by date: April 2014
Items filtered by date: April 2014
Sunday, 11 May 2014 13:27

Ruby Makes Alarm Calls at 9 Weeks

Adult females have a reputation for making a "wac-wac" call when alarmed around the nest (a type of double squawk that is also described as "barking.")  We only observed it a precious few times last year in the owlets, and honestly, the first time I heard it I was certain it was something other than an owl.  I had no idea an owlet could or would make this vocalization.

Ruby made the same call today at about 12:40 PM, so we have good color video of her doing it.  Perhaps the owlets make more different types of vocalizations when there aren't adults around to make them instead.


Saturday, 10 May 2014 07:21

Ruby Hoots at Rhett

Last night Victor, the wild bachelor male to the east of us, paid a visit.  Later Rhett, the mated resident male paid a visit.

The owlets did begging calls, but when Rhett got close enough for them to see him, the owlets switched to bill clacking and Ruby hooted several times!


Our Mission

The International Owl Center advances the survival of wild owl populations through education and research. We plan to accomplish our mission through biological and cultural programs and displays, green building design, citizen-science and other research, international exchange of information, the World Owl Hall of Fame, the International Festival of Owls, and other means.

© 2013 International Owl Center
Website Design by Ihrke Innovations | Wabasha MN
Website Hosted by The Owl Pages